An advertisement in a 1915 MOTOR Magazine proclaimed:
My wife's stepfather was a Railroad Enthusiast. He loved anything that had to do with trains. Before the
The Cochran Speednut Wrench was made by the Cochran Pipe Wrench Mfg. Co. of Chicago and was patented by Walter W. Taylor, May 12,1916.
Below: A W&B Railroad Special Warranted Monkey Wrench. All steel, 7 inches overall made by Whitman & Barnes.
Has S & G stamped on one side of the head. On both sides of the handle, W&B is stamped inside the Diamond logo.
An early adjustable wrench was the Cochran "Speednut" wrench.
The wrench above pre-dates the 1916 version when the pat. was released. On one side it reads Pat. Pending on the handle and Cochran Speed Wrench on the head. On the other side the lettering positions are reversed.
These old wrenches are in good condition. They work as well as they did back then in the Locomotive Shop.